Growing Cold (Matt 24:12-13)

Monday, 6 January 2014 | 4 Comments »

20140106-130447.jpgI love bibles. Even though I tend to use my phone more often than an actual bible I still love having and holding the actual book. It makes me happy even to just see them. As a result I have various translations and study bibles all over the house. Today I picked up one that I used regularly in the early (and desperate) years of my marriage and as I read the notes I’d written in the margins I realized something, I have grown cold.

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Understanding Our Part (1 Cor 3:6)

Thursday, 5 September 2013 | 4 Comments »

Too often we view our calls as individual things to be achieved rather than a piece of a Master’s plan to accomplish a greater goal. Ironically our singular focus often ends up hurting ourselves when the Father doesn’t do things the way we expect Him to. The fact is we like to finish things. In part because we really like the sense of achievement and victory that comes when we do. Sometimes our desire to be the one who finishes something actually can hinder the work of the Father. » more »

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Pruned by the Word (John 15:3)

Thursday, 1 August 2013 | 1 Comment »

I’m continuing to meditate on John 15, pondering abiding and bearing fruit. As I considered how one bears fruit, Father reminded me that we are pruned that we might bear more fruit. Then He highlighted verse 3 (AMP): » more »

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El Roi [the God Who Sees]

Sunday, 2 December 2012 | 3 Comments »

Since I got a strong word of exhortation on Friday, the Father has had me pondering one of His names: El Roi, which means the God Who Sees.  This comes from Genesis 16:13 where Hagar has run away from Sarai for being cruel (which you may remember I blogged on about this time last year). The Lord gives Hagar a word and part of her response is:

Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God who sees”… » more »

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Releasing Burdens (Psalm 55:22)

Monday, 13 August 2012 | 1 Comment »

We were not intended to carry burdens.  The number of stress-related illnesses bear witness to that fact.  And yet we continually want to hang on to them… why?  Ultimately, I believe it comes down to a trust issue.  » more »

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Take Action in Worship (Psalm 134:2)

Sunday, 12 August 2012 | 5 Comments »

As I was reading the Scriptures this morning, Psalm 134:2 jumped out at me:

Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the Lord!

It is really not optional whether or not we take action (i.e. raise our hands or a flag or dance) in worship. It is a biblical command. » more »

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What’s Required (Luke 12:48)

Wednesday, 8 August 2012 | 4 Comments »

Yesterday, I was sharing with a friend a story Rick Joyner shared in his book The Final Quest.  When I first read the book years ago, it touched me greatly. But the story that impacted me the most is one he shares near the end that helps rightly align our way of seeing things to how the Father sees. » more »

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Doing What Is Good (3 John 1:11)

Saturday, 4 August 2012 | 1 Comment »

Pondering 3 John 1:11 today, which in the HRV reads:

Beloved, do not follow what is evil, but what is good is of Eloah {God}, but he who does evil has not seen Eloah {God}.

The implications of this verse are pretty weighty.  Those who do what is evil have not seen God.  Basically, it seems that very quickly we can see if someone has “seen God” based on what they do… evil or good.  But let’s be sure we’re understanding.  » more »

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Who Will You Worship

Wednesday, 1 August 2012 | 7 Comments »

The topic on my heart today is worship. This isn’t completely surprising since that’s the heart of Dyed4you Ministries and D4Ymin is my life :)

But today I want to challenge us to consider who we are actually giving our praise to.  I know most who follow this blog or are part of the D4Y Community would quickly answer (as I would) that their praise goes to the Lord alone.  But I want to pause and ask does it really…? » more »

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Joy of the Lord is my Strength (Nehemiah 8:10)

Saturday, 28 July 2012 | 10 Comments »

I asked the Father last night what He wanted me to blog on today so I could start meditating on it and He said “the joy of the Lord is my strength.” I proceeded to go find the psalm that was in (though I can quote scripture all day I am not good at remembering WHERE things are in scripture) only to discover the oft quoted scripture isn’t in Psalms at all! It comes from the latter part of Nehemiah 8:10. Here it is in the Amplified:

…And be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold. » more »

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